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Ranking QBs 1-32: See Where Brady, Rodgers Land

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Gregg Rosenthal reveals his ranking of all 32 starting quarterbacks at the midpoint of the 2018 NFL season. Have a look at where Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady land in the pecking order heading into their Week 9 matchup
 
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1 minute ago, 26CornerBlitz said:

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Is this for fantasy football purposes?

 

On what planet is Kirk Cousins better than Drew Brees or Matt Ryan better than Tom Brady?

 

Not a fan of that list.

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1 minute ago, LSHMEAB said:

Is this for fantasy football purposes?

 

On what planet is Kirk Cousins better than Drew Brees or Matt Ryan better than Tom Brady?

 

Not a fan of that list.

 

The Saints don't rely on Brees as much as they used to with the strong running game provided by Ingram and Kamara.  They are a well balanced attack.  Simms is likely just looking at how each QB is playing right now.  Same thing with Rosenthal who has Brady at 10 currently IIRC. 

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1 minute ago, 26CornerBlitz said:

 

The Saints don't rely on Brees as much as they used to with the strong running game provided by Ingram and Kamara.  They are a well balanced attack.  Simms is likely just looking at how each QB is playing right now.  Same thing with Rosenthal who has Brady at 10 currently IIRC. 

I can see Brees slipping in the rankings based on that clock killing offense, but not down to 9 and not behind Cousins.

 

It's a subjective list and I'm sure there's data to support his rankings so it is what it is. 

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16 minutes ago, LSHMEAB said:

I can see Brees slipping in the rankings based on that clock killing offense, but not down to 9 and not behind Cousins.

 

It's a subjective list and I'm sure there's data to support his rankings so it is what it is. 

 

I think each of these "analysts" uses highly subjective criteria. 

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As we close the door on Week 9 in the NFL, it’s time to look at Pro Football Focus’ season grades for all 32 starting quarterbacks in the NFL. The best of the best have likely already punched their tickets to the playoffs, while the signal-callers nearing the middle of the pack and below have work to do in order to get back on track under center.

NATHAN PETERMAN, QB, BUFFALO BILLS

2018 OVERALL GRADE: 32.9
Accuracy percentage: 46.3% (N/A)
 
Clean-Pocket Grade: 36.0 (N/A)
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Best, worst QBs of the first half: Who follows Mahomes?

 

Seth Walder, ESPN Analytics
 
As we pass the midway mark on the 2018 NFL season, the Total QBR leaderboard is a good place to see which quarterbacks have dominated and which have struggled mightily through the first half.
 
While QBs most often are judged by wins and losses or touchdowns and interceptions, we like to rank them by the stat that measures their per-play contribution to their team's cause.
 
An explainer of QBR can be found here, but the main idea is to capture more elements of a quarterback's play than traditional methods consider. QBR includes the value (or lack thereof) of quarterback rushing, sacks, fumbles, relevant penalties and -- crucially -- the down and distance of every play. QBR works on a 0-to-100 scale, with 50 roughly average and 75 about Pro Bowl-caliber.
 
Which quarterbacks were the best and worst in the first half?

Bottom three

1. Josh AllenBuffalo Bills

Total QBR: 30.8
 
Allen seems to have a weakness in dealing with pressure. Only C.J. Beathardhas a worse QBR when under duress.
 
The good news is that the former Wyoming quarterback has an above-average pass-blocking group in front of him, according to our pass block win rate metrics from NFL Next Gen Stats. The bad news is that even with that support, he has been the least efficient quarterback in the league among qualifiers (no, teammate Nathan Peterman isn't qualified).
 
One look at the receiving corps suggests Allen isn't getting much help, but the early returns on a quarterback that entered the draft with plenty of questions have been poor. He has been out since Week 6 with an elbow injury but is on the mend.
 

Josh Allen Under Pressure

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  COMPLETIONS ATTEMPTS YARDS TD INT
  12 39 134 0 3

Week 9's Worst Quarterbacks

By Total QBR
 
QB TEAM QBR
Nathan Peterman Buffalo Bills 11.9
Sam Darnold New York Jets 19.5
Derek Carr Oakland Raiders 23.3

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On 11/2/2018 at 7:35 PM, LSHMEAB said:

Is this for fantasy football purposes?

 

On what planet is Kirk Cousins better than Drew Brees or Matt Ryan better than Tom Brady?

 

Not a fan of that list.

Based on this year alone a lot of QBs are better than Brady. He's been pretty good, but not his normal exceptional.

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52 minutes ago, BuffaloHokie13 said:

Based on this year alone a lot of QBs are better than Brady. He's been pretty good, but not his normal exceptional.

 

all that matters is they secure as much HFA as they can and give another try to win a SB

 

they couldn't care less about stats

 

 

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5 hours ago, BuffaloHokie13 said:

Based on this year alone a lot of QBs are better than Brady. He's been pretty good, but not his normal exceptional.

I understand this was an analytical ranking. Just quibbling with a couple spots.

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22 hours ago, 26CornerBlitz said:

Best, worst QBs of the first half: Who follows Mahomes?

 

Seth Walder, ESPN Analytics
 
As we pass the midway mark on the 2018 NFL season, the Total QBR leaderboard is a good place to see which quarterbacks have dominated and which have struggled mightily through the first half.
 
While QBs most often are judged by wins and losses or touchdowns and interceptions, we like to rank them by the stat that measures their per-play contribution to their team's cause.
 
An explainer of QBR can be found here, but the main idea is to capture more elements of a quarterback's play than traditional methods consider. QBR includes the value (or lack thereof) of quarterback rushing, sacks, fumbles, relevant penalties and -- crucially -- the down and distance of every play. QBR works on a 0-to-100 scale, with 50 roughly average and 75 about Pro Bowl-caliber.
 
Which quarterbacks were the best and worst in the first half?

Bottom three

1. Josh AllenBuffalo Bills

Total QBR: 30.8
 
Allen seems to have a weakness in dealing with pressure. Only C.J. Beathardhas a worse QBR when under duress.
 
The good news is that the former Wyoming quarterback has an above-average pass-blocking group in front of him, according to our pass block win rate metrics from NFL Next Gen Stats. The bad news is that even with that support, he has been the least efficient quarterback in the league among qualifiers (no, teammate Nathan Peterman isn't qualified).
 
One look at the receiving corps suggests Allen isn't getting much help, but the early returns on a quarterback that entered the draft with plenty of questions have been poor. He has been out since Week 6 with an elbow injury but is on the mend.
 

Josh Allen Under Pressure

AllenW9Plot.PNG

  COMPLETIONS ATTEMPTS YARDS TD INT
  12 39 134 0 3

Week 9's Worst Quarterbacks

By Total QBR
 
QB TEAM QBR
Nathan Peterman Buffalo Bills 11.9
Sam Darnold New York Jets 19.5
Derek Carr Oakland Raiders 23.3

 

 

"The good news is that the former Wyoming quarterback has an above-average pass-blocking group in front of him, according to our pass block win rate metrics from NFL Next Gen Stats."

 

All i need to know to know that these dudes are clueless... 

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36 minutes ago, pennstate10 said:

 

 

"The good news is that the former Wyoming quarterback has an above-average pass-blocking group in front of him, according to our pass block win rate metrics from NFL Next Gen Stats."

 

All i need to know to know that these dudes are clueless... 

Our oline hasn’t been nearly as bad as some fans make it out to be.  Good qbs make the oline look better. Bad qbs make the oline look worst.  See why Rob Johnson got sacked all the time while Flutie never got sacked behind the same line.

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Just now, C.Biscuit97 said:

Our oline hasn’t been nearly as bad as some fans make it out to be.  Good qbs make the oline look better. Bad qbs make the oline look worst.  See why Rob Johnson got sacked all the time while Flutie never got sacked behind the same line.

 

They suck in the run game, but at times have been decent in Pass-Pro.

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26 minutes ago, 26CornerBlitz said:

 

They suck in the run game, but at times have been decent in Pass-Pro.

I also believe the lack of speed at receiver makes running the ball that more difficult.  Defenses can just load the box and not worry about getting beaten deep.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, C.Biscuit97 said:

I also believe the lack of speed at receiver makes running the ball that more difficult.  Defenses can just load the box and not worry about getting beaten deep.

 

No doubt that is a factor.  Much easiser to crown the LoS with no threat of the deep pass.

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NFL Week 10 QB Power Rankings: Midseason Most Valuable Player (aka Quarterback) candidates

 

 
Last week we mentioned in this space the Panthers were brewing up another MVP-caliber season from Cam Newton. Newton is definitely on the short list.
 
But why bother making it a short list for the MVP award? One quarter of the way into the season we did a full, long list of every starting quarterback in the NFL based on how we would put them in the current MVP standings.
 
Let's do the same at the arbitrary midpoint of the season as well; every team has played eight games now, so we have plenty to work with. So bear in mind the rankings this week are more cumulative based on how people have played over the course of a half season than it is reflective of who is playing well at this very moment. There's always a blend anyway, but this is highly specific about the criteria -- if there's anyone who only played a few games because of injury, they're going to be dinged. If your team looks like it might not make the playoffs at this point, you're gonna get dinged. 
 
Yell at me on Twitter @WillBrinson with your complaints, questions and (unlikely) compliments and make sure to check out my daily NFL podcast, the Pick Six Podcast, which you can subscribe to on iTunes here.

 

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BUFFALO BILLS QB
The least valuable quarterback in the history of football. It really feels like we're picking on him too much.
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